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JP2007240551A
JP2007240551A JP2006058645A JP2006058645A JP2007240551A JP 2007240551 A JP2007240551 A JP 2007240551A JP 2006058645 A JP2006058645 A JP 2006058645A JP 2006058645 A JP2006058645 A JP 2006058645A JP 2007240551 A JP2007240551 A JP 2007240551A
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Akiyoshi Kuroda
明寿 黒田
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a projector capable of appropriately detecting the opening/closing state of a lens cover. <P>SOLUTION: The projector includes a projection lens for projecting an optical image and housings 21 and 23. The housings 21 and 23 includes: the lens cover 7 that is provided so as to freely slide to the housings 21 and 23, and that slides in one direction so as to cover the projection port of the projection lens, and slides in the other direction so as to expose the projection port; and a detecting means 6 including a light emitting part 61 and a light receiving part 62, for detecting the opening/closing state of the lens cover 7 in accordance with the presence or absence of a luminous flux received by the light receiving part 62. The light emitting part 61 and the light receiving part 62 are provided so that the optical path of the luminous flux incident from the light emitting part 61 to the light receiving part 62 may cross the sliding direction of the lens cover 7. The lens cover 7 includes a shielding part 7B3 for shielding the luminous flux incident from the light emitting part 61 to the light receiving part 62. The shielding part 7B3 is formed with a prescribed width along the sliding direction of the lens cover 7. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2007,JPO&INPIT

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  The present invention provides a light source, a light modulation device that modulates a light beam emitted from the light source according to image information to form an optical image, a projection lens that projects the formed optical image, the light source, and the light The present invention relates to a projector including a modulation device and a housing that houses the projection lens therein.

  Conventionally, there has been known a projector including a light source, a light modulation device that modulates a light beam emitted from the light source according to image information to form an optical image, and a projection lens that projects the formed optical image. Yes. Such a projector is configured such that an optical image formed by the light modulation device can be projected on a screen or the like by a projection lens.

Here, since the projection lens is easily damaged, it is necessary to protect the projection lens when the projector is not used. As such a projector, there is known a projector in which a lens cover that protects a projection lens is slidably provided in a housing that houses the apparatus main body (see, for example, Patent Document 1).
In the projector described in Patent Document 1, the projection lens is covered and protected by sliding the lens cover in one direction along the casing, and the projection lens is exposed by sliding the lens cover in the other direction. Thus, it is possible to emit a light beam as an optical image by the projection lens. Two switches are provided inside the apparatus main body side of the lens cover, and the open / close state of the lens cover is detected by the switches.

  Specifically, the two switches are constituted by detector switches, one switch is provided in the vicinity of the projection lens, and the other switch is located farther from the projection lens than the one switch in the sliding direction of the lens cover. Is provided. By detecting the on / off state of these switches, it is possible to detect an open state, a standby state (a state where the lens cover covers a part of the projection lens), and a closed state. In the projector described in Patent Document 1, the amount of light emitted from the light source and the number of rotations of the cooling fan are controlled in accordance with the open / closed state of the lens cover.

JP 2001-249402 A

However, in the projector described in Patent Document 1, when the lens cover is moved even a little from the closed state, the switch arranged at a position away from the projection lens is turned off by the sliding movement of the lens cover, and the projection is performed. There is a problem that even if the lens is not covered by the lens cover, it is determined that the lens cover is in a standby state. As a result, the amount of light emitted from the light source is reduced and the number of revolutions of the cooling fan is reduced by a slight movement of the lens cover, which causes a problem that the operation of the projector is not stable.
Furthermore, when the switch for detecting the open / close state of the lens cover is configured by a pressing switch such as a detector switch, the on / off state of the switch is mechanically switched as the lens cover slides. There is a problem that the reliability in detecting the open / close state of the lens cover is low, such as the switch state cannot be restored.

  The objective of this invention is providing the projector which can detect the opening / closing state of a lens cover appropriately.

  In order to achieve the above object, a projector of the present invention includes a light source, a light modulation device that modulates a light beam emitted from the light source according to image information, and forms an optical image, and a formed optical image. A projector comprising: a projection lens for projecting; and a housing for housing the light source, the light modulation device, and the projection lens therein, wherein the housing is provided slidably with respect to the housing. A lens cover that slides in the direction to cover the projection port of the projection lens and slides in the other direction to expose the projection port, a light emitting unit that emits a light beam, and a light beam emitted by the light emitting unit A light-receiving unit, and detecting means for detecting an open / closed state of the lens cover based on the presence or absence of a light beam received by the light-receiving unit. The light path of the light beam incident on the light receiving unit is disposed so as to intersect the sliding direction of the lens cover, and the lens cover shields the light beam incident on the light receiving unit from the light emitting unit. The shielding portion is formed with a predetermined width along the sliding direction of the lens cover.

Here, the open state of the lens cover refers to the state of the lens cover when the projection port of the projection lens is not covered by the lens cover. Further, the closed state of the lens cover refers to the state of the lens cover when at least a part of the projection port of the projection lens is covered with the lens cover.
Further, the predetermined width of the shielding portion is detected until the lens cover slides and the lens cover completely covers the projection port of the projection lens until it covers a part of the projection port. It is possible to make the width dimension so as to shield the light beam incident on the light receiving portion. Or the width | variety of a shielding part shields the light beam which injects into a light-receiving part until it will be in the state which exposes a part of said projection port from the state which a lens cover slides and moves completely from the projection port of a projection lens. It can be set to a width dimension of the order.

According to the present invention, the shielding portion of the lens cover that slides relative to the housing is formed with a predetermined width along the sliding direction of the lens cover, so that the lens cover covers the projection lens. Even when the lens is slid to a certain extent, it can be detected that the lens cover is in the open state.
That is, a shielding part provided on the lens cover is interposed between the light emitting part and the light receiving part of the detecting means for detecting the open / closed state of the lens cover, so that the light is emitted from the light emitting part and enters the light receiving part. The light beam is shielded. At this time, since the shielding portion is formed with a predetermined width along the sliding direction of the lens cover, from the open state or the closed state, to the extent that a part of the projection port of the projection lens is not covered, Alternatively, even if the lens is moved slightly to the extent that it is not exposed, the light beam incident on the light receiving portion remains shielded by the shielding portion, so that a slight movement of the lens cover can be allowed. Accordingly, since the lens cover can be allowed to move so that a part of the projection port of the projection lens is not covered or not exposed, the detection means can appropriately detect the open / closed state of the lens cover. .

  The detection means includes a light emitting unit that emits a light beam and a light receiving unit that receives the light beam emitted from the light emitting unit, and opens and closes the lens cover depending on whether the light receiving unit receives the light beam. Detect state. According to this, it is possible to prevent erroneous detection of the position of the lens cover due to a malfunction of a switch or the like that occurs when the detection means is configured by a mechanically turned on / off micro switch or the like. Accordingly, the lens cover can be detected reliably and appropriately.

In the present invention, a state determination unit that is connected to the detection unit, obtains an open / close state of the lens cover from the detection unit, and determines the open / close state of the lens cover, and the lens cover is closed by the state determination unit. When it is determined that the state is in a state, it is preferable to include an image formation control unit that causes the light modulation device to form a black image.
According to the present invention, when the state determination unit determines that the lens cover is in the closed state and at least a part of the projection port of the projection lens is covered, the image formation control unit transfers the black image to the light modulation device. To form. According to this, the light quantity of the light beam emitted from the projection lens can be reduced. For this reason, the temperature rise of the lens cover irradiated with at least a part of the light beam emitted from the projection lens can be suppressed as compared with the case where the light beam as a normal formed image is irradiated. Therefore, heat generation of the lens cover can be suppressed.

In the present invention, the image formation control unit causes the light modulation device to form an optical image based on the image information when the state determination unit determines that the lens cover is switched from the closed state to the open state. Is preferred.
According to the present invention, when the lens cover is switched from the closed state to the open state, and the projection port of the projection lens is completely exposed, the image formation control unit converts the image formed by the light modulation device into image information. You can switch to the based image. Therefore, the projector can be easily returned to the normal driving state.

In the present invention, a state determination unit that is connected to the detection unit, obtains an open / close state of the lens cover from the detection unit, and determines the open / close state of the lens cover, and the lens cover is closed by the state determination unit. When it is determined that the light source is in a state, it is preferable to include a light source drive control unit that reduces the light emission amount of the light source.
According to the present invention, when the state determination unit determines that the lens cover is in the closed state and at least a part of the projection port of the projection lens is covered with the lens cover, the light source drive control unit determines the light emission amount of the light source. Reduce. According to this, since the light amount of the light beam irradiated from the projection lens to the lens cover is reduced, the heat generation of the lens cover can be reduced compared to the case where the light beam as an optical image during normal driving is irradiated to the lens cover. Can do. Therefore, the temperature rise of the lens cover can be suppressed.

In the present invention, the light source drive control unit includes: a storage unit that stores the light emission amount of the light source; and a light emission amount storage unit that stores the light emission amount of the light source in the opened state of the lens cover. When the state determination unit determines that the lens cover has been switched from the closed state to the open state, it is preferable that the light source is turned on with the light emission amount stored in the storage unit by the light emission amount storage unit.
According to the present invention, the light emission amount storage unit stores the light emission amount of the light source when the lens cover is in the open state, and the state determination unit determines that the lens cover is switched from the closed state to the open state. Then, the light source drive control unit acquires the light emission amount stored in the storage means, and the lens cover is in the open state, and turns on the light source with the light emission amount. This eliminates the need for the user to reset the amount of emitted light. Therefore, the projector can be easily returned during normal driving.

  In the present invention, the surface of the housing that faces the lens cover is provided with a protruding member that contacts the lens cover and a biasing member that biases the protruding member in one direction with respect to the lens cover. The lens cover is provided with an inclined portion that is in contact with the protruding member and formed substantially symmetrically about the center of the slide range of the lens cover along the sliding direction of the lens cover, The inclined portion preferably moves the protruding member in a direction in which the urging force by the urging member increases as the protruding member is positioned at the center of the sliding range as the lens cover slides.

According to the present invention, the protruding member urged in the direction of pressing against the lens cover by the urging member abuts on the inclined portion provided in the lens cover. The inclined portion is formed substantially symmetrically about the approximate center of the slide range of the lens cover, and as the protruding member is positioned at the approximate center of the inclined portion, that is, the lens cover is approximately at the center of the slide range. As it is positioned, the urging force by the urging member increases, and the force with which the protruding member presses the inclined portion becomes stronger.
According to this, the moving force required to move the lens cover is the smallest at the end of the sliding range of the lens cover, and the moving force is the largest at the approximate center of the sliding range of the lens cover. Therefore, the position of the lens cover can be easily maintained at the end of the slide range. Accordingly, it is possible to easily maintain a state where the projection port of the projection lens is completely exposed or covered.
Further, when the lens cover is slid and exceeds approximately half of the sliding range of the lens cover, the urging force applied to the protruding member by the urging member is reduced, so that the moving force of the lens cover can be reduced. Therefore, the operability of the lens cover can be improved, and the position of the lens cover can be grasped by a change in the moving force.

In the present invention, it is preferable that a step portion into which the protruding member is fitted is provided at both ends of the inclined portion.
According to the present invention, stepped portions are formed at both ends of the inclined portion, and a protruding member is fitted into the stepped portion, whereby a click feeling can be generated at the end of the sliding range of the lens cover. According to this, it is possible to easily recognize that the lens cover is located at the end of the slide range by the click feeling. Moreover, since the projection member is fitted into the stepped portion, the lens cover is locked at the end of the slide range, so that the lens cover can be prevented from moving unexpectedly from the end. Therefore, the operability of the lens cover can be further improved, and the state in which the projection port of the projection lens is completely exposed or covered can be more easily maintained.

Hereinafter, an embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings.
(1) Overall Configuration of Projector 1 FIG. 1 is a schematic diagram showing the configuration of the projector 1 according to this embodiment.
The projector 1 modulates the light beam emitted from the light source lamp 416 according to image information to form an optical image, and emits the optical image onto a screen or the like by the projection lens 3. As shown in FIG. 1, the projector 1 includes an exterior housing 2, a projection lens 3, an optical unit 4, and the like.
Although not shown in FIG. 1, in the exterior casing 2, in a space other than the projection lens 3 and the optical unit 4, a cooling unit configured by a cooling fan or the like that cools the inside of the projector 1, the projector 1. It is assumed that a power supply unit that supplies electric power to each internal component, a control device 5 (see FIG. 9) that controls the entire projector 1, and the like are arranged. The exterior casing 2 and the control device 5 will be described in detail later.

  The projection lens 3 enlarges and projects an optical image (color image) formed by an optical unit 4 described later on a screen (not shown). The projection lens 3 is configured as a combined lens in which a plurality of lenses are housed in a cylindrical lens barrel.

(2) Configuration of Optical Unit 4 The optical unit 4 is a unit that forms an optical image (color image) corresponding to image information by optically processing the light beam emitted from the light source under the control of the control device. is there. The optical unit 4 extends along the back surface of the exterior housing 2 and has a substantially L shape in plan view that extends along the side surface of the exterior housing 2.
As shown in FIG. 1, the optical unit 4 houses and arranges an illumination optical device 41, a color separation optical device 42, a relay optical device 43, an electro-optical device 44, and these optical components 41 to 44. In addition, an optical component housing 45 that supports and fixes the projection lens 3 at a predetermined position is provided.

The illumination optical device 41 is an optical system for illuminating an image forming area of a liquid crystal panel, which will be described later, constituting the electro-optical device 44 substantially uniformly. The illumination optical device 41 includes a light source device 411, a first lens array 412, a second lens array 413, a polarization conversion element 414, and a superimposing lens 415.
The light source device 411 includes a light source lamp 416 that emits a radial light beam, a reflector 417 that reflects the radiated light emitted from the light source lamp 416 and converges it at a predetermined position, and a light beam converged by the reflector 417 as an illumination optical axis. And a collimating concave lens 418 that is collimated with respect to A. As such a light source lamp 416, a halogen lamp, a metal halide lamp, or a high-pressure mercury lamp is frequently used. Further, the reflector 417 is composed of an ellipsoidal reflector having a spheroidal surface, but may be composed of a parabolic reflector having a rotational paraboloid. In this case, the collimating concave lens 418 can be omitted.

The first lens array 412 has a configuration in which small lenses having a substantially rectangular outline when viewed from the optical axis direction are arranged in a matrix. Each small lens splits the light beam emitted from the light source device 411 into a plurality of partial light beams.
The second lens array 413 has a configuration similar to that of the first lens array 412, and has a configuration in which small lenses are arranged in a matrix. The second lens array 413 is
Along with the superimposing lens 415, the image forming apparatus has a function of forming an image of each small lens of the first lens array 412 on an image forming area of a liquid crystal panel 441 described later of the electro-optical device 44.

The polarization conversion element 414 is disposed between the second lens array 413 and the superimposing lens 415, and converts light emitted from the second lens array 413 into substantially one type of polarized light.
Specifically, each partial light converted into substantially one type of linearly polarized light by the polarization conversion element 414 is finally substantially superimposed on an image forming area of a liquid crystal panel 441 described later of the electro-optical device 44 by the superimposing lens 415. . In a projector using a liquid crystal panel of a type that modulates polarized light, only one type of polarized light can be used, and therefore approximately half of the light from the light source device 411 that emits randomly polarized light cannot be used. For this reason, by using the polarization conversion element 414, the light emitted from the light source device 411 is converted into substantially one type of linearly polarized light, and the light use efficiency in the electro-optical device 44 is increased.

The color separation optical device 42 includes two dichroic mirrors 421 and 422 and a reflection mirror 423, and a plurality of partial light beams emitted from the illumination optical device 41 by the dichroic mirrors 421 and 422 are red, green, and blue. It has a function of separating into colored light.
The relay optical device 43 includes an incident side lens 431, a relay lens 433, and reflection mirrors 432 and 434, and has a function of guiding the color light separated by the color separation optical device 42 to the liquid crystal panel 441R for red light. .

  At this time, the dichroic mirror 421 of the color separation optical device 42 transmits the red light component and the green light component of the light beam emitted from the illumination optical device 41 and reflects the blue light component. The blue light reflected by the dichroic mirror 421 is reflected by the reflection mirror 423, passes through the field lens 419, and reaches the liquid crystal panel 441B for blue light. The field lens 419 converts each partial light beam emitted from the second lens array 413 into a light beam parallel to the central axis (principal ray). The same applies to the field lens 419 provided on the light incident side of the other liquid crystal panels 441G and 441R for green light and red light.

  Of the red light and green light transmitted through the dichroic mirror 421, the green light is reflected by the dichroic mirror 422, passes through the field lens 419, and reaches the liquid crystal panel 441G for green light. On the other hand, the red light passes through the dichroic mirror 422, passes through the relay optical device 43, passes through the field lens 419, and reaches the liquid crystal panel 441R for red light. Note that the relay optical device 43 is used for red light because the optical path length of the red light is longer than the optical path lengths of the other color lights, thereby preventing a decrease in light use efficiency due to light diffusion or the like. It is to do. That is, this is to transmit the partial light beam incident on the incident side lens 431 to the field lens 419 as it is. The relay optical device 43 is configured to pass red light out of the three color lights, but is not limited thereto, and may be configured to pass blue light, for example.

  The electro-optical device 44 modulates the three color lights emitted from the color separation optical device 42 according to the image information, and combines the color lights to form an optical image (color image). The electro-optical device 44 includes three liquid crystal panels 441 as light modulators (the red light liquid crystal panel 441R, the green light liquid crystal panel 441G, and the blue light liquid crystal panel 441B), Three incident-side polarizing plates 442 disposed on the light beam incident side of the liquid crystal panel 441, three viewing angle compensation plates 443 respectively disposed on the light beam emission side of each liquid crystal panel 441, and three viewing angle compensation plates Three exit side polarizing plates 444 disposed on the light beam exit side of 443 and a cross dichroic prism 445 as a color synthesizing optical device are provided.

The incident-side polarizing plate 442 receives light of each color whose polarization direction is aligned in approximately one direction by the polarization conversion element 414, and of the incident light beams, is substantially the same as the polarization axis of the light beams aligned by the polarization conversion element 414. Only polarized light in the direction is transmitted, and other light beams are absorbed. The incident-side polarizing plate 442 has a configuration in which a polarizing film is pasted on a translucent substrate such as sapphire glass or quartz.
A liquid crystal panel 441 (441R, 441G, 441B) as a light modulation device is not shown in detail, but has a configuration in which a liquid crystal as an electro-optical material is hermetically sealed between a pair of transparent glass substrates. The alignment state of the liquid crystal is controlled in accordance with the drive signal from the apparatus, and the polarization direction of the polarized light beam emitted from the incident side polarizing plate 442 is modulated.

The viewing angle compensation plate 443 is formed in a film shape, and when the light beam is obliquely incident on the liquid crystal panel 441 (inclined with respect to the normal direction of the light beam incident surface of the liquid crystal panel 441), the liquid crystal panel 441 is concerned. The phase difference generated between the ordinary light and the extraordinary light due to the birefringence generated in the above is compensated. The viewing angle compensation plate 443 is an optical anisotropic body having negative uniaxiality, and the optical axis is oriented in a predetermined direction within the film surface and oriented so as to be inclined by a predetermined angle from the film surface in the out-of-plane direction. is doing.
Such a viewing angle compensator 443 can be configured, for example, by forming a discotic compound layer on a transparent support such as triacetyl cellulose (TAC) through an alignment film, A WV film (manufactured by Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.) can be used.

The exit-side polarizing plate 444 transmits only a light beam having a polarization axis perpendicular to the transmission axis of the light beam in the incident-side polarizing plate 442 out of the light beam emitted from the liquid crystal panel 441 and passing through the viewing angle compensation plate 443, and the other light beams. It absorbs.
The cross dichroic prism 445 is a color synthesizing optical device that forms an optical image (color image) by synthesizing the modulated light modulated for each color light emitted from the emission-side polarizing plate 444. The cross dichroic prism 445 has a square shape in plan view in which four right angle prisms are bonded together, and two dielectric multilayer films are formed on the interface where the right angle prisms are bonded together. These dielectric multilayer films transmit the color light through the exit side polarizing plate 444 disposed on the side facing the projection lens 3 (G color light side), and the remaining two exit side polarizing plates 444 (R color light side and B color side). Reflects colored light via the colored light side). In this manner, the color lights modulated by the incident-side polarizing plates 442, the liquid crystal panels 441, the viewing angle compensation plates 443, and the emission-side polarizing plates 444 are combined to form a color image.

(3) Configuration of Exterior Housing 2 FIGS. 2 and 3 are perspective views of the projector 1 as seen from the front side. Specifically, FIG. 2 is a perspective view showing a state in which the lens cover 7 provided in the exterior casing 2 constituting the projector 1 is opened and the projection port of the projection lens 3 is completely exposed. FIG. 3 is a perspective view showing a state in which the lens cover 7 is closed and the projection port 31 of the projection lens 3 is completely covered.
As described above, the exterior housing 2 houses the projection lens 3, the optical unit 4, the cooling unit, the power supply unit, the control device 5 (see FIG. 9), and the like. As shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, the exterior casing 2 includes an upper case 21 that constitutes the top, front, back, and side surfaces of the exterior casing 2, and the bottom, front, back, and side surfaces of the projector 1. The lower case 22 is composed of a guide block 23 (see FIGS. 4 to 6 and 8) attached to the upper case 21. Among these, the upper case 21 and the lower case 22 are fixed to each other with screws or the like, and the upper case 21 and the guide block 23 are also fixed to each other with screws.

An operation panel 21A1 extending along the longitudinal direction of the projector 1 is provided at the approximate center of the top surface 21A of the upper case 21. The operation panel 21A1 is provided with a plurality of keys. Examples of such keys include a power key for switching the power on / off of the projector 1, a menu key for displaying various menu screens, a setting key for setting item operations, zooming, and the like on the menu screen.
Further, on the left side surface 21B (the left side surface in FIGS. 2 and 3) of the upper case 21, there is formed a discharge port 21B1 for discharging cooling air that has cooled various electronic components housed in the exterior housing 2. Yes. Although not shown, a cooling fan for forcibly discharging the air that has cooled the interior of the exterior housing 2 is provided inside the discharge port 21B1.

  Further, the front surface 21C of the upper case 21 is formed with a concave portion 21C1 that immerses toward the inside of the upper case 21 over substantially the entire front surface 21C, and the projection port 31 of the projection lens 3 is formed in the concave portion 21C1. An exposed opening 21C2 (FIG. 2) is formed. The concave portion 21C1 is provided with a lens cover 7 that covers the projection port 31 of the projection lens 3 exposed from the opening 21C2. The lens cover 7 will be described later in detail.

(4) Configuration of Guide Block 23 FIG. 4 is an enlarged perspective view showing the recess 21C1 formed in the upper case 21. As shown in FIG.
Although not shown in detail in the approximate center of the recess 21C1, a stepped portion 21C3 that is further immersed toward the inside of the exterior housing 2 is formed. As shown in FIG. A guide block 23 for guiding the sliding movement of the lens cover 7 described later is provided.
The guide block 23 is formed to have substantially the same size as the outer shape of the step portion 21C3, and is attached so as to fit into the step portion 21C3.

5 and 6 are longitudinal sectional views of the upper case 21, the guide block 23, and the lens cover 7 when the lens cover 7 is attached and the lens cover 7 is in a closed state. Among these, FIG. 5 is a vertical step view at a position where the detecting means 6 is provided, and FIG. 6 is a vertical cross-sectional view at a position where the protruding member 234 and the biasing member 235 are provided.
As shown in FIGS. 4 to 6, protrusions 231 extending in the horizontal direction are formed at both ends in the horizontal direction in the upper portion of the guide block 23. These ridges 231 fit into the recesses 7B1 (FIGS. 5 and 6) of the lens cover 7, reduce the contact area with the lens cover 7, and reduce the resistance when the lens cover 7 slides. Is for.
A projection 7B2 of the lens cover 7 is inserted below each protrusion 231 in the guide block 23, and a substantially oval guide hole 232 (FIG. 4) guides the sliding movement of the lens cover 7 in the horizontal direction. To FIG. 6).

  Below the guide hole 232, a step portion 233 (FIG. 4 and FIG. 6) having a substantially L shape in a longitudinal section that is recessed toward the inner side of the upper case 21 is formed. 4 is provided with detection means 6 (FIGS. 4 and 5) for detecting the open / closed state of the lens cover 7. The detection means 6 is electrically connected to a control device 5 (see FIG. 9) described later, and the control device 5 can determine the open / closed state of the lens cover 7 based on a signal input from the detection means 6. It is configured.

  The detection means 6 is composed of a photo interrupter, and includes a pair of light emitting unit 61 and light receiving unit 62 arranged to face each other. The light emitting unit 61 and the light receiving unit 62 are provided to face each other in the sliding direction of the lens cover 7, that is, in a direction substantially orthogonal to the horizontal direction that is the longitudinal direction of the projector 1. More specifically, the light emitting unit 61 and the light receiving unit 62 are disposed so as to face each other so that a line connecting the light emitting unit 61 and the light receiving unit 62 intersects the slide direction of the lens cover 7 at a substantially right angle. Yes. For this reason, the direction of the light beam emitted from the light emitting unit 61 is substantially orthogonal to the sliding direction of the lens cover 7. The detecting means 6 outputs an off signal to the control device 5 when the light receiving unit 62 receives the light beam emitted from the light emitting unit 61, and sends the off signal to the control device 5 when the light receiving unit 62 does not receive the light beam. Outputs an on signal.

Further, below the stepped portion 233 in the guide block 23, a protruding member 234 (FIGS. 4 and 6) that contacts an inclined portion of the lens cover 7 described later, and a downward biasing force is applied to the protruding member 234. An urging member 235 (FIGS. 4 and 6) is provided.
Among these, the protruding member 234 is provided to be slidable up and down with respect to the guide block 23. The projecting member 234 is formed in a substantially arc shape on the lower side, and slides up and down along the inclined portion 7B4 of the lens cover 7 as the lens cover 7 slides. At the end of the sliding range of the lens cover 7, It abuts on a stepped portion 7B5 described later.

  Further, the urging member 235 is configured by a compression spring, one end is attached to the upper case 21, and the other end is attached to the upper portion of the protruding member 234. The projecting member 234 presses the inclined portion 7B4 and the stepped portion 7B5 of the lens cover 7 by the biasing member 235, and the projecting member 234 is inclined to the inclined portion of the lens cover 7 as the lens cover 7 slides. 7B4 and the stepped portion 7B5 move up and down while applying a downward biasing force.

(5) Configuration of Lens Cover 7 The lens cover 7 exposes the projection port 31 of the projection lens 3 when the projector 1 is used, and covers the projection port 31 and protects the projection lens 3 when not used. Is. As shown in FIGS. 2 and 3, the lens cover 7 has a curved surface shape having a substantially arc shape in cross section in accordance with the shape of the front surface 21 </ b> C of the upper case 21, and is horizontal along the front surface 21 </ b> C of the upper case 21. It is slidable in the direction. The horizontal dimension of the lens cover 7 is about 2/3 of the recess 21C1 formed in the upper case 21. With this shape, when the lens cover 7 is closed, the operation unit 32 for adjusting the zoom and focus of the projection lens 3 can be covered. When the lens cover 7 is closed, the operation unit 32 is erroneously changed. It can prevent being operated. Further, the dimension of the lens cover 7 in the height direction is substantially the same as that of the recess 21C1.
An anti-slip portion 7A1 having a plurality of protrusions is formed in the upper center of the front surface 7A of the lens cover 7 so that the lens cover 7 can be easily slid by the user.

FIG. 7 is a view of the lens cover 7 as seen from the back side, that is, the side facing the upper case 21. FIG. 8 is a perspective view of the lens cover 7 and the guide block 23 with the lens cover 7 attached to the guide block 23 as viewed from the back side.
On the back surface 7B of the lens cover 7, as shown in FIGS. 5 to 8, a recess 7B1 is formed in the vicinity of the upper end along the sliding movement direction of the lens cover 7. The protrusions 231 (FIGS. 5 and 6) formed on the guide block 23 are fitted into the recess 7B1, thereby guiding the sliding movement of the lens cover 7 and reducing the resistance during movement.

  A projection 7B2 (FIGS. 5 and 7) that is inserted through a guide hole 232 formed in the guide block 23 is formed at a substantially lower center of the recess 7B1 on the back surface 7B. A screw hole is formed inside the protrusion 7B2, and the screw 24 (FIGS. 5 and 8) attaches the lens cover 7 to the guide block 23 in a state where the protrusion 7B2 is inserted into the guide hole 232. Are screwed through a washer 25 (FIGS. 5 and 8) having an outer dimension larger than the dimension of the guide hole 232 in the short direction.

Further, a shielding part 7B3 (FIGS. 5, 7, and 8) is formed below the protrusion part 7B2. This shielding portion 7B3 is interposed between the light emitting portion 61 and the light receiving portion 62 of the detecting means 6 as the lens cover 7 slides, and emits the light beam emitted from the light emitting portion 61 and received by the light receiving portion 62. Shield.
More specifically, the shielding unit 7B3 includes the light emitting unit 61 and the light receiving unit 62 in a state where the lens cover 7 is open, that is, the projection lens 3 is completely exposed from the opening 21C2 formed in the recess 21C1 of the upper case 21. It is formed so as to be interposed between the two.
In the following description, the lens cover 7 being in the open state means that the projection port 31 of the projection lens 3 is not covered by the lens cover 7, and the lens cover 7 is exposed when the projection port 31 is completely exposed. State. Moreover, the lens cover 7 being in the closed state means a state of the lens cover 7 when at least a part of the projection port 31 of the projection lens 3 is covered by the lens cover 7.

  The shielding part 7B3 is formed in a substantially L shape, and the width dimension (horizontal dimension) of the shielding part 7B3 is the dimension X1 (FIG. 7). Even when the lens cover 7 is slid so as not to cover a part of the projection port 31 (see FIG. 2) of the projection lens 3 from the open state, the dimension X1 is between the light emitting unit 61 and the light receiving unit 62. 7B3 is interposed, and the size is set such that the light beam emitted from the light emitting unit 61 is not received by the light receiving unit 62. In other words, the light beam emitted from the light emitting unit 61 is incident on the light receiving unit 62 when the lens cover 7 is slid and moved to a position covering even a part of the projection port 31. For this reason, even when the lens cover 7 is slightly moved from the open state, the shielding portion 7B3 of the lens cover 7 remains interposed between the light emitting portion 61 and the light receiving portion 62 of the detecting means 6. It can be detected that the lens cover 7 does not cover the projection lens 3.

Further, a substantially mountain-shaped inclined portion 7B4 having a vertex 7B41 (FIG. 7) at the substantially center is formed along the sliding direction of the lens cover 7 below the back surface 7B.
The inclined portion 7B4 is formed symmetrically as shown in FIG. 7, and the tip portion of the protruding member 234 provided on the guide block 23 abuts on the inclined portion 7B4. For this reason, when the lens cover 7 is slid, when the projection member 234 is positioned at the substantially central vertex 7B41 of the inclined portion 7B4, the most moving force is required for the sliding movement of the lens cover 7, and as the distance from the vertex 7B41 increases. The lens cover 7 can be moved with a small moving force.

  According to this, since a large moving force is required when moving the lens cover 7 from the end of the slide range, the lens cover 7 is unexpectedly moved from the end of the slide range (range X2 in FIG. 5). It is possible to suppress sliding. Therefore, the open state and the closed state of the lens cover 7 can be easily maintained, and the state in which the projection lens 3 is completely exposed and the covered state can be easily maintained. Further, when the lens cover 7 exceeds more than half of the slide range, the moving force for moving the lens cover 7 can be reduced, so that the operability of the lens cover 7 can be improved and moved. The slide position of the lens cover 7 can be grasped by the change in force.

  In addition, stepped portions 7B5 (FIGS. 7 and 8) that are lowered from the inclined portion 7B4 are formed at the left and right ends of the inclined portion 7B4. These stepped portions 7B5 are formed at the end position of the slide range X2 of the lens cover 7, and when the lens cover 7 is in the open state and the closed state, the tip of the protruding member 234 that is in contact with the inclined portion 7B4 is Then, it comes into contact with the stepped portion 7B5. Note that the time when the protruding member 234 contacts the stepped portion 7B5 is the time when the urging force by the urging member 235 provided at one end of the protruding member 234 is the smallest.

  According to this, when the protruding member 234 comes into contact with the stepped portion 7B5, a click feeling is generated, and it can be easily recognized that the lens cover 7 is located at the end of the slide movement range. Further, since the tip of the protruding member 234 is fitted into the stepped portion 7B5, the sliding of the lens cover 7 is restricted. Therefore, the lens cover 7 is positioned at the end of the sliding range, that is, the projection of the projection lens 3. The state where the mouth 31 is completely exposed and the state where it is completely covered can be maintained.

(6) Configuration of Control Device 5 FIG. 9 is a block diagram showing a configuration of the control device 5.
The control device 5 controls the driving of the entire projector 1 based on the operation of keys arranged on the operation panel 21A1 (FIGS. 2 and 3) or autonomously. Although detailed illustration is omitted, the control device 5 is configured as a circuit board on which a CPU (Central Processing Unit) and the like are mounted. As shown in FIG. 9, such a control device 5 includes a drive control unit 51 and a storage unit 52.

Among these, the memory | storage means 52 is comprised with flash memory etc., and the various data required for the drive of the projector 1 are memorize | stored. The storage means 52 is provided with a down light amount storage unit 521 and a set light amount storage unit 522.
The down light amount storage unit 521 stores the light emission amount of the light source lamp 416 that is reduced by the light source drive control unit 513 of the drive control unit 51 when the lens cover 7 is closed.
The set light amount storage unit 522 stores a light emission amount when the light source lamp 416 is normally driven. Further, the set light amount storage unit 522 is configured such that when the lens cover 7 is switched from the open state to the closed state, the light source lamp 416 when the lens cover 7 is in the open state by the emitted light amount storage unit 514 of the drive control unit 51. The amount of emitted light is stored.

The drive control means 51 controls driving of the liquid crystal panel 441 and lighting of the light source lamp 416 according to the state of the lens cover 7. The drive control unit 51 includes a state determination unit 511, an image formation control unit 512, a light source drive control unit 513, and a light emission amount storage unit 514.
The state determination unit 511 is electrically connected to the detection unit 6, and determines the open / close state of the lens cover 7 based on a signal input from the detection unit 6. Specifically, the state determination unit 511 determines that the lens cover 7 is in an open state when an on signal is input from the detection unit 6, and the lens cover 7 is in a closed state when an off signal is input. It is determined that

The image formation control unit 512 controls the driving of the liquid crystal panel 441 according to the state of the lens cover 7 by the state determination unit 511.
Specifically, when the state determination unit 511 determines that the lens cover 7 is in the open state, the image formation control unit 512 processes the input image information, and the liquid crystal panel according to the image information. The drive of 441 is controlled to form an image based on the image information.
On the other hand, when the state determination unit 511 determines that the lens cover 7 is in the closed state, the image formation control unit 512 controls the driving of the liquid crystal panel 441 so as to form a black image. As a result, when the lens cover 7 is in the closed state, a light beam as a black image is irradiated onto the lens cover 7, and thus the light amount of the light beam as an image irradiated onto the lens cover 7 is input. The amount of light flux as an image based on the image information to be reduced is reduced, and the heat generation of the lens cover 7 is suppressed.

The light source drive control unit 513 controls lighting of the light source lamp and the amount of emitted light.
Specifically, when the state determination unit 511 determines that the lens cover 7 is in the open state, the light source drive control unit 513 stores the light amount drive control unit 513 in the set light amount storage unit 522 of the storage unit 52 by using the light emission amount storage unit 514. Then, the light source lamp 416 is turned on with the amount of light emitted during normal driving set by the user or the like.
On the other hand, when it is determined that the lens cover 7 is in the closed state, the light source lamp 416 is turned on with the light emission amount reduced from the normal driving stored in the down light amount storage unit 521 of the storage unit 52.

The emitted light amount storage unit 514 stores the emitted light amount when the lens cover 7 is in the open state in the set light amount storage unit 522 of the storage unit 52.
Specifically, the emitted light amount storage unit 514 stores the emitted light amount during normal driving set by the user or the like. In addition, when the state determination unit 511 determines that the lens cover 7 has been switched from the open state to the closed state, the light emission amount storage unit 514 indicates the light emission amount of the light source lamp 416 in the open state. Remember me.

(7) State switching process S
FIG. 10 is a diagram illustrating a processing flow of the state switching time processing S.
The control device 5 always executes the state switching processing S in order to detect the state of the lens cover 7 during the operation of the projector 1 and perform processing according to the state.
In this state switching processing S, as shown in FIG. 10, first, the state determination unit 511 constituting the drive control unit 51 of the control device 5 determines the state of the lens cover 7 based on the signal input from the detection unit 6. It is determined whether or not there has been a change (step S1).
Here, if the state determination unit 511 determines that there is no change in the state of the lens cover 7, the state determination unit 511 subsequently acquires a signal input from the detection unit 6 and monitors the state of the lens cover 7.

On the other hand, if the state determination unit 511 determines that the state of the lens cover 7 has changed, it determines whether or not the lens cover 7 has been switched from the open state to the closed state (step S2).
Here, when the state determination unit 511 determines that the lens cover 7 has been switched from the open state to the closed state, the image formation control unit 512 controls the drive of the liquid crystal panel 441 to form a black image (step). S3). Since at least a part of the formed black image is irradiated to the lens cover 7 through the projection lens 3, the light beam as a formed image during normal driving is irradiated to the lens cover 7. In comparison, heat generation of the lens cover 7 can be suppressed. Therefore, deformation of the lens cover 7 can be suppressed.

Further, the light emission amount storage unit 514 stores the light emission amount of the light source lamp 416 in the open state before the lens cover 7 is switched to the closed state in the setting light amount storage unit 522 of the storage unit 52 (step S4).
Thereafter, the light source drive control unit 513 turns on the light source lamp 416 with the light emission amount stored in the down light amount storage unit 521 of the storage unit 52 and reduced from that during normal driving (step S5). Thereby, since the light quantity of the light beam projected from the projection lens 3 is reduced, heat generation of the lens cover 7 irradiated with at least a part of the light beam is suppressed, and deformation of the lens cover 7 is further suppressed.

  On the other hand, if the state determination unit 511 does not determine in step S2 that the lens cover 7 has been switched from the open state to the closed state, in other words, if it is determined that the lens cover 7 has been switched from the closed state to the open state, The image formation control unit 512 stops black image formation and forms a normal image based on input image information (step S6). Thereby, the light beam as the formed normal image is projected from the exposed projection lens 3, and the formed image can be easily returned to the image based on the image information.

  In addition, the light source drive control unit 513 reads the light emission amount stored in the set light amount storage unit 522 of the storage unit 52 (step S7), sets the light emission amount of the light source lamp 416 to the light emission amount, and the light source lamp 416. Is turned on (step S8). Thereby, the light quantity of the light beam emitted from the light source lamp 416 can be returned to the light quantity before the lens cover 7 is closed. Therefore, the light emission amount of the light source lamp 416 can be easily returned to the light amount when the projector 1 is normally driven.

According to the projector 1 of the present embodiment as described above, the following effects can be obtained.
In other words, the shielding portion 7B3 of the lens cover 7 provided in the upper case 21 moves between the light emitting portion 61 and the light receiving portion 62 of the detecting means 6 provided in the guide block 23 as the lens cover 7 slides. The light flux that is interposed and incident on the light receiving unit 62 is shielded. The shielding portion 7B3 has a width dimension that can shield the light beam incident on the light receiving portion 62 from the state in which the projection port 31 is completely exposed to the state in which a part of the projection port 31 is covered by the lens cover 7. It is formed to have.
According to this, when the lens cover 7 slides so as not to cover the projection port 31, the shielding unit 7B3 shields the light beam incident on the light receiving unit 62, so that the projection lens 3 projects an optical image. The slide movement of the lens cover 7 can be allowed to a degree that does not affect the lens. On the other hand, when the lens cover 7 slides to a position where at least a part of the projection port 31 is covered, the shielding unit 7B3 is not interposed between the light emitting unit 61 and the light receiving unit 62, and is emitted from the light emitting unit 61. Since the emitted light beam enters the light receiving unit 62, it can be detected that the lens cover 7 is in the closed state. Therefore, the open / close state of the lens cover 7 can be detected appropriately.

  The detection means 6 is composed of a photo interrupter having a light emitting unit 61 and a light receiving unit 62 that receives a light beam emitted from the light emitting unit 61, and the lens depends on whether the light receiving unit 62 receives the light beam. The open / closed state of the cover 7 is detected. According to this, like a micro switch or the like, by mechanically projecting and retracting as the lens cover 7 slides, erroneous detection can be prevented as compared with detection means for detecting the open / closed state of the lens cover 7. Can do. Therefore, the detection accuracy of the open / close state of the lens cover 7 can be improved.

(8) Modification of Embodiment The best configuration for carrying out the present invention has been disclosed in the above description, but the present invention is not limited to this. That is, the invention has been illustrated and described primarily with respect to particular embodiments, but may be configured for the above-described embodiments without departing from the scope and spirit of the invention. Various modifications can be made by those skilled in the art in terms of materials, quantity, and other detailed configurations.
Therefore, the description limiting the shape, material, etc. disclosed above is an example for easy understanding of the present invention, and does not limit the present invention. The description by the name of the member which remove | excluded the limitation of one part or all of such is included in this invention.

  In the above embodiment, when the lens cover 7 is in the open state, the shielding portion 7B3 of the lens cover 7 shields the light beam emitted by the light emitting portion 61 of the detecting means 6 and entering the light receiving portion 62. The present invention is not limited to this. For example, when the lens cover 7 is in the closed state, the shielding portion 7B3 of the lens cover 7 may shield the light beam incident on the light receiving portion 62.

In the above-described embodiment, the light emitting unit 61 and the light receiving unit 62 of the detection unit 6 are disposed to face each other in a direction substantially orthogonal to the sliding direction of the lens cover 7, but the present invention is not limited thereto. That is, it is only necessary that the movement trajectory of the shielding portion 7B3 of the lens cover 7 is formed or arranged at a position where it intersects the optical path of the light beam emitted from the light emitting portion 61 and incident on the light receiving portion 62. For example, the light emitting unit 61 and the light receiving unit 62 may be arranged at a position inclined with respect to the sliding direction.
Moreover, in the said embodiment, although the detection means 6 which has the light emission part 61 and the light-receiving part 62 in which the light beam inject | emitted from the said light emission part 61 injects directly as a detection means was employ | adopted, the light beam inject | emitted from the light emission part After the light is reflected by a predetermined surface, a detecting unit configured to enter the light receiving unit may be used.

  In the embodiment, the state in which at least a part of the projection port 31 of the projection lens 3 is covered by the lens cover 7 is the closed state of the lens cover 7, and the state in which the projection port 31 is completely exposed is the lens cover 7. However, the present invention is not limited to this. For example, a state where the projection port 31 is completely covered may be a closed state, and a state where at least a part of the projection port 31 is exposed may be an open state.

  In the above-described embodiment, the inclined portion 7B4 formed on the lens cover 7 is formed in a substantially mountain shape having an apex 7B41 above, but is formed so as to have an upside down shape. Also good. In such a case, the protruding member and the urging member provided on the guide block 23 may be provided so as to come into contact with the inclined portion in a state where the protruding member is urged upward.

  In the above embodiment, when the lens cover 7 is changed from the open state to the closed state, a black image is formed and the amount of light emitted from the light source lamp 416 is reduced. The light source lamp 416 may be turned off when the lens cover 7 is not opened within the time. According to this, when the lens cover 7 is left in the closed state, the light source lamp 416 is automatically turned off, so that wasteful power consumption can be suppressed. At this time, if image formation by the liquid crystal panel 441 is also stopped, it is possible not only to suppress unnecessary power consumption but also to prevent image sticking or the like from occurring in the liquid crystal panel 441.

In the above-described embodiment, the configuration in which the optical unit 4 has a substantially L shape in plan view has been described. However, the configuration is not limited thereto, and for example, a configuration having a substantially U shape in plan view may be employed.
In the above embodiment, the transmissive liquid crystal panel 441 having a different light beam incident surface and light beam emission surface is used. However, a reflective liquid crystal panel having the same light incident surface and light emission surface may be used. Good.
Furthermore, although three liquid crystal panels 441R, 441G, and 441B are used in the projector 1 of the embodiment, the present invention is not limited to this. That is, the present invention can also be applied to a projector using two, or four or more liquid crystal panels.

  In the above-described embodiment, the projector 1 including the liquid crystal panel 441 is exemplified as the light modulation device. However, the light modulation device that modulates the incident light beam according to the image information to form an optical image has other configurations. A modulation device may be employed. For example, the present invention can be applied to a projector using a light modulation device other than the liquid crystal layer, such as a device using a micromirror. When such a light modulation device is used, the polarizing plates 442 and 444 on the light beam incident side and the light beam emission side can be omitted.

  The present invention can be used for a projector, and in particular, can be suitably used for a projector having a light source that emits a large amount of light.

1 is a schematic diagram illustrating a configuration of a projector according to an embodiment of the invention. The perspective view which looked at the projector in the said embodiment from the front side. The perspective view which looked at the projector in the said embodiment from the front side. The perspective view which shows the recessed part formed in the upper case in the said embodiment. The longitudinal cross-sectional view which shows the upper case, guide block, and lens cover in the said embodiment. The longitudinal cross-sectional view which shows the upper case, guide block, and lens cover in the said embodiment. The rear view which shows the lens cover in the said embodiment. The perspective view which looked at the guide block and lens cover in the said embodiment from the back side. The block diagram which shows the structure of the control apparatus in the said embodiment. The figure which shows the processing flow of the process at the time of the state switch in the said embodiment.

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  DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 ... Projector, 2 ... Exterior housing | casing (housing | casing), 3 ... Projection lens, 6 ... Detection means, 7 ... Lens cover, 31 ... Projection port, 52 ... Memory | storage means, 61 ... Light emission part, 62 ... Light reception part, 234 ... Projection member, 235 ... Biasing member, 416 ... Light source lamp (light source), 441 (441R, 441G, 441B) ... Liquid crystal panel (light modulation device), 511 ... State determination unit, 512 ... Image formation control unit, 513 ... Light source drive control unit, 514... Emission light amount storage unit, 7B3... Shielding unit, 7B4.

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  1. A light source, a light modulation device that modulates a light beam emitted from the light source according to image information to form an optical image, a projection lens that projects the formed optical image, the light source, the light modulation device, and the light source A projector having a housing for housing a projection lens therein,
    The housing is
    A lens cover that is slidable with respect to the housing, slides in one direction, covers the projection port of the projection lens, and slides in the other direction to expose the projection port;
    A light-emitting unit that emits a light beam and a light-receiving unit that receives the light beam emitted by the light-emitting unit, and a detection unit that detects the open / closed state of the lens cover based on the presence or absence of the light beam received by the light-receiving unit. Prepared,
    The light emitting unit and the light receiving unit are:
    An optical path of a light beam emitted from the light emitting unit and incident on the light receiving unit is arranged so as to intersect a sliding direction of the lens cover,
    The lens cover is provided with a shielding part that shields a light beam incident on the light receiving part from the light emitting part,
    The projector is characterized in that the shielding part is formed with a predetermined width along a sliding direction of the lens cover.
  2. The projector according to claim 1, wherein
    A state determination unit that is connected to the detection unit, acquires an open / closed state of the lens cover from the detection unit, and determines an open / closed state of the lens cover;
    A projector comprising: an image formation control unit that causes the light modulation device to form a black image when the state determination unit determines that the lens cover is in a closed state.
  3. The projector according to claim 2,
    The image formation control unit causes the light modulation device to form an optical image based on the image information when the state determination unit determines that the lens cover is switched from a closed state to an open state. projector.
  4. The projector according to any one of claims 1 to 3,
    A state determination unit that is connected to the detection unit, acquires an open / closed state of the lens cover from the detection unit, and determines an open / closed state of the lens cover;
    A projector comprising: a light source drive control unit configured to reduce a light emission amount of the light source when the state determination unit determines that the lens cover is in a closed state.
  5. The projector according to claim 4, wherein
    Storage means for storing the amount of light emitted from the light source;
    A light emission amount storage unit that stores the light emission amount of the light source in the open state of the lens cover in the storage unit;
    When the state determination unit determines that the lens cover is switched from the closed state to the open state, the light source drive control unit controls the light source with the light emission amount stored in the storage unit by the light emission amount storage unit. A projector characterized by being lit.
  6. The projector according to any one of claims 1 to 5,
    A surface of the housing that faces the lens cover is provided with a protruding member that contacts the lens cover and a biasing member that biases the protruding member in one direction with respect to the lens cover.
    The lens cover includes
    An inclined portion that is in contact with the projecting member and formed substantially symmetrically about the center of the slide range of the lens cover is provided along the slide direction of the lens cover,
    The inclined portion moves the protruding member in a direction in which the urging force of the urging member increases as the protruding member is positioned at the center of the sliding range as the lens cover slides. .
  7. The projector according to claim 6, wherein
    A projector having a step portion into which the protruding member is fitted at both ends of the inclined portion.
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